This course will discuss how focusing on prevention and “coaching” patients towards optimal oral health leads to more patient referrals, greater patient loyalty, better treatment outcomes and less stress for the dental team.
Participants will learn:
- The communication skills needed and how to speak to patients about effective caries control
- How to get a successful prevention program started in your practice.
- How to make it financially viable for the practice.
- Define the roles that each team member will play in implementing a prevention focused practice model.
- The win/win of focusing on disease prevention vs. disease treatment
- The WHY behind individualized risk management.
- Eliciting patient involvement in their oral health outcomes
- The triple payoff: happy patients, less disease, financial success for the practice.
Jean Creasey D.D.S.More courses with Jean Creasey
Jean Creasey DDS practiced first as a dental hygienist, coordinating a school based dental prevention program for her rural county and working in private practice. Later she earned her DDS from UCSF. She lectures both nationally and internationally on the topics of incorporating caries management by risk assessment into private practice, Dental Ethics and Motivational interviewing.
She has practiced in a small group dental practice in Northern California for over 17 years and has been very involved in community dental health projects, organized dentistry and philanthropic dental care. She has traveled regularly to southwestern Uganda where she takes small groups of volunteer dentists and physicians to work with the marginalized, Batwa Pygmy population. Recently she has joined the Pacific-Dugoni School of Dentistry as part time adjunct faculty and her dream is to facilitate global oral health opportunities for dental students and residents. She is a Fellow in the American College of Dentistry, the International College of Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.